<![CDATA[NOSE CREEK - GRADE 8 - Science 8]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:47:29 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Graphing and Lab Safety/Skills]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:24:41 GMThttp://kodiaks8.weebly.com/science-8/graphing-and-lab-safetyskillsWe have been working on a graphing assignment the last few days. This assignment includes reading and interpreting charts and graphs. Both bar graphs and line graphs along with double line and double bar graphs have been covered. Some classes started the Lab Safety Skills today while other will start tomorrow.

There will be a Science Process Skills and Lab Safety Quiz on Tuesday, Sept 25.

Upcoming Dates: Thursday, Sept 20 - Meet the Teacher Night Friday, Sept 21 - PD Day, No school for students

]]><![CDATA[Observations and Inferences]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:29:22 GMThttp://kodiaks8.weebly.com/science-8/observations-and-inferencesToday in class we had a class discussion and went through the ten variable stations that students completed in groups on Tuesday. Most students did an excellent job sorting out the manipulated variable, responding variable and even came up with multiple control variables.

We continued with our Science Process Skills and today we covered observations (both qualitative and quantitative) and started on what making an inference means. We will continue that work tomorrow.]]><![CDATA[Variables]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:50:27 GMThttp://kodiaks8.weebly.com/science-8/variablesToday we learned about manipulated/independent (what we change), responding/dependent (what responds to the manipulated variable and we measure it) and controlled (stays the same) variables.

Here are some example of what students had to answer today in class: What are the following variables for each? (manipulated, responding, controls) 1.A study was done to find if different tire treads affect the braking distance of a car. 2.The higher the temperature of the air in the oven, the faster a cake will bake. 3.The amount of pollution produced by cars was measured for cars using gasoline containing different amounts of lead. 4.Two groups of students were tested to compare their speed working math problems. Each group was given the same problems. One group used calculators and the other group competed without calculators. 5.Students of different ages were given the same puzzle to assemble. The puzzle assembly time was measured.

Tomorrow we will complete the Variable Stations and continue with Science Process Skills (Observation/Inference) ]]><![CDATA[Science Process Skills]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 22:01:56 GMThttp://kodiaks8.weebly.com/science-8/science-process-skillsToday we started reviewing our science process skills. We will be working on these for the next few days and need these skills throughout the year. Here are the skills we will be looking at: 1. Forming scientific questions 2. Predictions/hypothesis 3. Variables (manipulated, responding, and controlled) 4. Observations (qualitative vs. quantitative) 5. Inference 6. Graphing ]]>